PUR­PLE PATCH!

CHIL­DREN CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

VOL­UN­TEERS in­clud­ing school chil­dren helped pick-up dozens of bags of rub­bish as part of a na­tional cam­paign.

Amer­sham Town Coun­cil or­gan­ised lit­ter picks as part in the na­tional Clean For The Queen cam­paign, which aims to make the coun­try spick and span in time for Her Majesty’s 90th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions.

The cam­paign started on Tues­day March 1 when lo­cal schools, in­clud­ing Heather­ton House and Chest­nut Lane School, lit­ter picked their school grounds ev­ery day un­til Fri­day March 4.

On that day, lo­cal com­mu­nity groups and schools col­lected 35 bags of rub­bish from Stan­ley Hill, Wood­side Road, King Ge­orge V Field, King Ge­orge V Road and Chiltern Av­enue.

Groups in­cluded Stony Dean School, 2nd Amer­sham Com­mon Beavers, Chiltern Youth Projects, WI Amer­sham An­gels and the Ro­tary Club of Amer­sham.

On Satur­day, there was a com­mu­nity lit­ter-pick in Amer­sham-on-the-Hill, where vol­un­teers filled 30 bags in three hours.

Com­mu­nity of­fi­cer at Amer­sham Town Coun­cil Steve Catanach said: “The cam­paign was hugely suc­cess­ful and we’re very grate­ful to ev­ery­one who sup­ported the clean-up.

“Over the two days we col­lected 65 bags of rub­bish, in­clud­ing a record deck and a 1972 Ford Cortina Match­box Car.

“It is fan­tas­tic to see the Amer­sham res­i­dents, lo­cal com­mu­nity groups and schools work­ing to­gether to im­prove our lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment.”

Town Coun­cil

Pur­ple patch: (Above and below) Lit­ter picks were or­gan­ised by Amer­sham

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